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To Øl Goliat

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.1%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Malts – Aroma Malt, Cara Crystal, Cassonade Sugar, Chocolate, Flaked Oats, Pilsner, Roasted Barley and Smoked. Hops – Columbus and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from To Øl webshop) The great warrior of Gath. The mighty champion of the Philistines. Embedded in ancient folklore and religion. Coming from the World of Old. His size and stature is not human. He is bigger. The armor of Goliat is black. Creamy black lacings. Stands with a towering height. He can grab elements from both earth and heaven. Earthy, roasted, notes from the earth. Warming, pungent, sweet notes from the skies. His heart is beating slowly, almost endlessly slow. This man is thought to be invincible!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.82
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 12th January 2019. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A dark brown to black colour with a one finger puffy brown head that had pretty good retention and left some small spotty lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate with light herbal, hops and booze at the end.
Taste: Light roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with light earthy and herbal hop tones late on.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: The earthy and herbal element on the finish in both aroma and taste was maybe a bit too much for me, but otherwise, it was still quite good.

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Amager x 18th Street Lawrence Of Arabica

Brewery: Amager Bryghus x 18th Street Brewery
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: American Porter
Other Notes: Malts – Pilsner, Roasted Barley, Caraaroma, Chocolate, Flaked Wheat, Wheat and Rye Crystal. Hops – Tomahawk and Citra

Brewer Description: (from bottle) One day we received an email from the Mikkeller HQ saying that they had an American gentleman coming to Copenhagen. The name of this gentleman was Mr. Drew Fox who not only happened to have his own brewery close to Chicago back home, but who also would love to come visit Amager Bryghus to brew a beer. That kind of proposal is simply impossible to turn down, so we found an open slot in our brewing schedule. For quite some time we had been curious about brewing a beer that had both coffee and orange zest, and since Drew has brewed several excellent coffee beers at his 18th Street Brewery we sat down to create Lawrence of Arabica, a Coffee Orange Porter. A mild and easygoing Porter, with an orange twist. We don’t hesitate to call Drew one of the kindest and friendliest dudes in the craft beer world, and we are honored to have made this beer with him.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml bottle, batch no. 1095 with a best before date of July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a one finger mocha head that dissipates quickly and leaves only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malts with only subtle hints of orange peel.
Taste: Strong bitter coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts and a light herbal element with only hints of candied orange peel in the background.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy drinking Porter with good strong coffee flavours. The orange was perhaps a little light such that I probably would have missed it if it wasn’t written on the label. Still pretty good though.

To Øl Fuck Art The Heathens Are Coming

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5.4%
Style: Belgian Grissette

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Be afraid! Be very afraid! This puppy is twisting history. It is a Grissette from back in the days when mother nature was a young stud twisted with a smack load of hops and fermented with brettanomyces.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 25th November 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange, lemon, yeast, brett, funk and light floralness.
Taste: Brett, funk, orange, lemon zest and a hint of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Slightly too much brett for me, but still nice and interesting.

To Øl Fuck Art This Is Architecture

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Architecture is politics

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A nice refreshing funky Belgian-style Farmhouse Pale Ale presented to you by To Øl.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a big three finger frothy light tanned head that had good retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Funky, brett, lemon, apple and grass.
Taste: Malt sweetness, grass, yeasty brett, light sour, peppery, white grape, prunes and apple with a touch of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, although leaning towards having a bit too much brett flavours for my liking.

Mikkeller SpontanCherryFrederiksdal BA Chardonnay Wine

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.2%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Aged in Chardonnay wine barrels.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 21st August 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby purple colour with a one finger pink-purple (like beetroot) colour head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart cherry, raspberry, almonds, marzipan and funk.
Taste: Sweet tart cherry, almond, marzipan, oak, hints of vanilla and a lightly sour finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and balanced kriek with great sweet, sour and marzipan flavours. I can just keep drinking this.